|Address:||1946 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80229, USA|
|Working:||11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM|
We did extensive google searches and combed through wedding websites looking for our venue. We consider ourselves lucky we stumbled upon Balistreri Vineyards. Jessica was our event coordinator and from the first time we spoke with her we knew Balistreri would be our venue. She was kind, accommodating, and very down to earth. Throughout our visits to the venue including the day of the ceremony we met several members of the staff as well as members of the family who own Balistreri. All were incredibly kind and very welcoming. As is the case for almost every couple, budget was a concern for our wedding. Balistreri allows you to bring in food from an outside caterer but we elected to have Balistreri cater the food. Jessica and her staff asked what our budget was and put together a menu based on our budget, rather than other places who required we make our budget fit their menus and pricing. We feel like we got a steal on our menu. Not only did they come in slightly under the budget we provided but the food was amazing. We had many of our guests talking for weeks after the event about how delicious the food was and how many of the passed appetizers they ate! As a winery, Balistreri obviously makes their own wine, and it is high quality. We strongly recommend the cherry wine, we ended up serving it during our reception and the guests loved it. In addition to their wine, Balistreri allows you to bring in your own outside alcohol, which was a huge cost saver. True to Colorado form, it was snowing the day before our April wedding so Jessica discussed with us at length alternate setup plans. She allowed us to make a game day decision for an indoor vs outdoor option and planned it out in such detail that we did not worry. The weather ended up being beautiful and we were able to hold the ceremony outdoors but either location would have been just what we wanted! Our only minor hiccup was that the venue is a working winery and therefore has patrons there during the day prior to the start of the event, which made setting up a few of our tables a little tricky. Despite this, Jessica assured us the other patrons would be gone, tables ready by the start of the ceremony. Sure enough, she made it happen so that everything was set up just how we wanted by ceremony go time without exception. Everything came together and looked beautiful, just the way we had envisioned it. Looking back, we cannot imagine hosting our wedding at any other venue. From the beautiful grounds, to the delicious wine, to the accommodating staff, Balistreri was a big part of making our big day the amazing day it was.
I can not say enough good things about Balistreri Vineyards. I have been a loyal patron and visitor for about 5 years since I found this special family-owned and operated establishment and have brought visitors from all over the country here during visits to Colorado - its an absolute must. Not only are their wines excellent, they offer the most expansive tasting I have ever been to - there is a wine there for everyones taste preferences and youll be certain to go home with at least one bottle of a favorite. I have been served by the owner himself, his wife, daughter, grand daughter and grandson - all of whom maintain the welcoming and knowledgeable atmosphere theyve always had since my first visit 5 years ago. Their new tasting room is beautiful and their menu is absolutely phenomenal - do yourself a favor and have lunch, a snack or dinner there - I just had the veal meatballs and pesto gnocchi last weekend and we nearly licked the plate clean! While they have expanded into a bit more elaborate operation, they still maintain the personal and family quality theyve always had. In fact, it is worth shining a light on the kindness offered by the owner last weekend when my fiance and I biked there and our trip home was to be a dark one at the end of the day - as we were putting out helmets and lights on, he came outside and offered to put our bikes in his truck and drive us home. We were overwhelmed at the thoughtful gesture, and while we still chose to bike ourselves home, we are still talking about how wonderfully kind it was for him to be so considerate. We will continue to be loyal patrons and would HIGHLY recommend others to make the visit to Balistreri. Its truly an enjoyable experience and the wines they produce clearly showcase the careful attention to detail and quality of a passionate and talented winemaker. Cheers!
This place is FANTASTIC. My boyfriend and I flew into Colorado during Winter Storm Kayla. Most of the outdoor activities were out of the question. We were looking for wineries, and Balistreri had the highest ratings. After our visit, I can certainly see why! This family-owned winery is beautiful! Originally a greenhouse, the winery had beautiful flower arrangements through out the tasting room. The winemakers granddaughter led us through their complimentary tasting. She was very friendly and informative. The wines were so pure and tasty. The winemakers daughter took us on a tour of the winery. Everything they do is natural...no added sulfites, no added anything! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Sadly I wish I could give more stars. The food was superb and the wine was excellent, but the service was not. To bring the check, pick up the check, and bring it back took about 30 minutes after our wine and food was finished so we just sat there waiting. I never received the second glass of wine that I ordered and the check had to be brought back by another waitress so we never saw ours after the 30 minutes. While I will ammend this review if I have the pleasure of visiting here again and have a different experience it is not currently on my list of places to visit again. But again, excellent wine and food I hope your experience will be different.
Wow! I went here with a friend for my birthday weekend. The tasting room is a little outside Denver, and although the surrounding area looks a bit industrial, the place itself is charming. The event room is spacious and beautiful, and the atmosphere is welcoming from the Balistreri staff and family. We received a pamphlet with a tasting guide. All complementary! Cheese and wine was available for free as well. Tour was free and given with enough demand from tasters. We didnt feel any pressure to purchase wine or food (lunch and dinner are available as well!). Great place, great wine!
Great wine tasting experience. We were able to take a tour of the cellar and see their wine making process. It was a wonderful time. All of the staff was incredibly friendly. I especially enjoyed tasting the wines back to back by location (Colorado vs Lodi, CA). That was a new and unique experience to taste the same grape and same wine made in the same method by the same winemaker and having geography as the only difference. We will definitely be back next time we are in Colorado.
My daughter had her awesome wedding at the vineyard June 24th. It was wonderful. Everyone at the vineyard were so attentive , pleasant to work with. They made our day extra special ! Jessica took such great care of us from day one. Such a beautiful setting. THE FOOD, fabulous, made fresh that day. Our family thank your family and staff for such an awesome evening! Many Thanks!! Shirley Jenkins
This place is fantastic. Got to try almost 20 wines. The wine makers wife took us on a tour of the cellar. It was the most informative winery tour Ive ever been on. She was funny and personable! I learned so much and got to taste some great flavors and unique wines. I always appreciate a family run business like this where there is an incredible amount of passion. I will be back.